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2012 Frederick Douglass Symposium

Title of Event: "Rediscovering the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: A Public Symposium"

When:  October 4-5, 2012

Where: IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Event description: A free two-day public event to observe and assess the significance of the publication of the first scholarly edition of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, the third and most inclusive autobiography by the 19th century’s best-known African American by the Frederick Douglass Papers, a unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis’ Institute for American Thought. Douglass (1818-1895), a runaway slave, rose to become an internationally recognized orator, reformer, journalist, and diplomat.

Event Schedule:

Keynote Address—by Professor David W. Blight, the Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University. CE 450 - 5-6:30 pm, October, 4th

Public Reception and Book Launch Party Reception -4th Floor Terrace—6:30-8:00 pm, October 4th

Scholarly Symposium on Rediscovering the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass —CE 450 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, October 5th.

Event Sponsors: IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis and its English and History departments, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, and the Indiana University Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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